RVE CLUB MEETING – Chair Craig Daves called meeting to order. We recited “Pledge to the Flag” & sang “God Bless America”. Meeting closed by singing club song, ”We Love Our Valley Home”.
Accompanist – Jan Delashmit
Invocation – Lois Henderson – Poems about “Friends” & prayer
Secretary Report – Dana Daves
Treasurer Report – Jim Moeller
A hearty welcome to newcomers to Rio Valley Estates !!
MANAGEMENT REPORT: Ken Barnhart, assistant manager, stressed importance of orange sticker .. available at office .. on resident vehicles. It may prevent outsiders from putting trash in our dumpsters. Suggestion that gates not open at 6 a.m. was heard. Management may consider changing to 7 a.m. Dogs must be on leash. Obey 15 mph speed limit as we don't want to put in speed bumps! Water from machine increases to 30 cents/gal. Folks are using golf cart parking north of big hall...thanks! Do not park on the grass. Website for park is riovalleyestates.com
Donna Gabbert keeps us informed with a blog. Find it at www.donnasramblingsatrve.blogspot.com. Donna took many nice pictures from the Cancer Brunch held last Wednesday. Take a look at these, you may see yourself.
Club website by Judi DeKoning is RVEWTC.com .. for “members only”, the password is riovalley.
Treasurer Jim Moeller's report was approved. Properties committee member Jerry McAninch reported sign for AED & BP is by ladies' restroom. We discussed stove top in kitchen that has been giving problems & mats in kitchen that are a tripping hazard. We voted to replace both. Ice machine doesn't seem to keep up with demand, could be outsiders using that too? Residents should use ice sparingly today as needing ice for tonight's dance. Jerry mentioned his Drill Sgt. at Sat. morning breakfast required he go from 2.6 to 2.2 eggs per person! We indicated he needs to be “good to consumer rather than to boss!” Board Members-- Properties – Ron Zoeller, Jerry McAninch, Larry Pavlis; Finance – Sandy Novak, Sally Hejlik, Jim Moeller.
Chair Craig apologized for allowing visiting representatives to remain during business meeting last Monday. In the future reps will be asked to go to office area until meeting is completed.
Helen Curtis asks we call 603-674-3869, if we know of someone needing card due to illness/death in family. Cards to sign are in office area. If you call her & leave message, leave name. She will not return call if she doesn't know who left message. Cards for your signature this week are for Dorothy Borah, surgery for broken hip; Dave Printy, knee surgery today.
Entertainment chair Brock Laing said Kenny Hess entertained 150 folks last Friday. Feb. 23, Vance Greek will be with us Friday, cost $7 pp. Vance has been entertaining in the Valley since 1970 & was known as Golden Voice of Branson when he had his own show there. March 2 is our final entertainment of the season with The Piano Man, Jason Whorlow. 50-50 draw, pop, ice cream during break. Wondering why Jim M. sends women to collect his 50-50 winnings!
A monetary gift was presented to Brock & ; Adrienne to help with their gas & expenses in finding our wonderful entertainment. We DO appreciate you two so very much.
Bruce /Billie Wells host Friday Potluck at 5 p.m. Bring dish to share & table service. Bruce has certificates showing you completed AED/CPR training if you didn't receive yours via email. Rich Stubbs of Weslaco Police Dept. talked about the Vial of Life. Residents may pick up form to complete with personal info. This is put into prescription bottle &; placed into refrigerator. A decal then is put on door of your unit. Personal info is protected by HIPPA.
Come dance tonight, 7-9:30. Chair Craig Daves reports Richard Lynch Band plays tonight. Cost this week is $7 pp. 50-50 draw.
NO FREE movie this Thursday due to setting up for Roaring 20s Party … don't miss this party. Final free movie will be March 1.
RVE Club Board & committee are serving biscuits & gravy (plus eggs) every Saturday in February, 7-8:30 a.m. They served 140 last Saturday. Bring table service, NOT paper plates. This will be final Sat. breakfast of season unless a group volunteers for March!
“There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works.”
Upcoming Dates to Remember:
Feb. 20 – Integra Stroke Prevention Tests, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Feb. 20 – Bean Feed, 4:30 pm $2 pp, Topels chair
Feb. 22 – Roaring 20s Party, Cochrans chair
Feb. 25 - 90th Birthday Party, Peg Hayelan, Friendship Hall, 2-4 pm
March 1 – Vet's Dinner, 11:30 am $7 pp Linda Palermo chairs
March 2 – Patio Sale (outside your mobile), 8 am to noon
March 7 – Iowa Potluck, Friendship Hall, noon, Geers chair
March 17 – St. Patrick's Day Dinner, tickets go on sale next Monday, $9 pp, Chuck/Nancy Gonnerman chair
Dave Johnson #93 has new park directories, $1.50 each.
Activity Calendars for season are posted. Let Judi DeKoning know of additions/changes. Let club secretary or Judi know if you wish a 2019 date on the calendar. It's 1st come .. 1st serve.
Notify news editor Mary Lou at #103 of changes in chairpersons & times of activities. Written notes help.
Park Breakfast is at Fiesta Tex-Mex Thursdays, 8 a.m.
NO BEAN BAGS THIS WEDNESDAY.
Cancer Brunch on Valentine's Day was a lovely party. Thanks to all who came & those who helped. A “thinking of you” card was signed by all to send to chair Dianna Bruce who was unable to be with us. Sharon Barksdale who jokingly calls herself “The Blind Lady” was emcee & Brock Laing sang 3 love songs. Winners of raffle items were: quilt donated by George/Sharyl Krantz to Pat Printy; clock to Bev Talley; quilt/pillows made by RVE ladies to Jackie Jacobs; wooden quilt donated by Mary Lou Benson to Darlene Bovenmyer; tea party set donated by Dave Cochran to Collette Mason; 2 stuffed bears to Judy Nordquist & Collette Mason. Other door prizes went to Bev Talley, Lorraine Origer, Carman Bernier, Collette Mason. A single red rose in a vase adorned each table with one person from the table taking the rose home with them.
Nearly 100 residents & friends came to the Valentine's Day Happy Hour Wednesday! Fred G played for tips and he will return Feb. 28 for another fun time. NO HAPPY HOUR THIS WEEK DUE TO SET UP FOR ROARING 20s PARTY.
ROPA Style Show was held Friday with Pat Printy & Arlene Fisher chairing. Winner of hat contest was Linda Miller for her truly magnificent “Miller Beer” hat! Pat & Arlene thank all who attended & those who helped & participated in any way. From feedback received, everyone had a good time. Pat says, “Several more of us now believe in treasure hunting! We may not have taken in a great deal of $$$ for the Club but we made up for it by the fun everyone had, even though the LITTLE GIRL with the teddy was a little late!” Tip of Texas Park will be having a ROPA Style Show March 8.
Dick & Maxine Topel are cooking for Bean Feed tomorrow, Feb. 20. Tickets $2 pp. Plan to eat at 4:30 p.m. Bring bowls, silverware, glasses, may set up your table & service after 2 p.m. Water, condiments, tea, coffee provided. You may wish to bring cornbread or dessert for your table.
Susan Calkins, a member of Amigos de los Ninos, announced a tour into Rio Bravo, Mexico is available this Wednesday with a bus leaving Donna HEB parking lot at 9:30 a.m., returning by 4:30. There will be a free will donation for bus driver. More info can be obtained by calling Don Spencer 956-566-1309.
“Two characters from Chicago” Kathy & Kenny joined us to talk about the Roaring 20s Party coming up Thursday. Kathy says “Looking for BIG TIMER” Don't understand? Google it. Tickets are $10 pp or table of 8 for $80, only a few remain. A full meal plus dessert will be served. Purchase tickets at #236. Write name on back of ticket. You need password to enter, passwords included with ticket. Everything provided including BLACK tablecloths & table service, except beverage. BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS NO MATTER YOUR CHOICE. Decorate tables noon to 3. Tables judged at 4. 50-50 draw, door prizes, games! Bring “some extra pocket money” for illegal activities. Fred Goldsbery will play. Doors open NO SOONER than 5 p.m. Plan to eat about 5:30, party at 6.
All invited to Open House, 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25, in Fellowship Hall for Peg Hayelan's 90th birthday. Peg & Wayne spent 23 winters at RVE. Your presence is your gift.
Linda Palermo chairs March 1 Vet's Dinner, 11:30 a.m. with meal at noon. Linda read a poem, “My Daddy” and asked that we “open our hearts for Camp Chorale” as proceeds going there. Tickets being sold at $7 pp with Feb. 26 deadline to purchase. Event is for veterans & spouses, vet widows/widowers. There will be entertainment & raffle of donated items. Raffle is open to everyone even those not attending dinner.
You have time to sort your valuables for the March 2 Patio Sale, 8 a.m. to noon. This is held outside individual mobiles.
Brock Laing reserved Friendship Hall March 4, 5 p.m. for entertainment get together...more info next week?
Iowans take note .. Iowa Dinner is March 7, says chair Janean Geer. It's a potluck at noon.
Looking ahead to March 17, Chuck & Nancy Gonnerman chair St. Patrick's Day Dinner of corn beef/cabbage, potatoes and dessert. Tickets go on sale next week, $9 pp.
Rex Rexroad tells us Felix Rodriguez with the VA has relocated to 10123 N. 10th, St.B, McAllen. He is invited to Vet's Dinner and may be available in March if we wish.
Jan O'Dell thanked all for their kind words & well wishes upon her leaving as assistant park manager, adding “It was special & so appreciated. Glad to be a part of group again.”
GAME RESULTS - Place scores, winner names, complete info on dates & name of game in plastic container back of Friendship Hall. WRITE LEGIBLY!
BEAN BAGS – Feb. 14 – (tie) Jim Moeller/Gary Lungren
Doug Jass/ Bruce Wells Al Jacobs, Marilyn Jass
BOWLING – Feb. 16 -
Women's High Game – Mary Lou Sirovy 147
Women's High Series – Venita Lingle 402
BRIDGE – Feb. 13 -
1st – Catherine Donovan 4610 2nd – Dick Gibson 4040
Feb. 15 -
1st – Catherine Donovan 2480 2nd – Dick Gibson 2400
Feb. 17 -
1st – Dick Gibson 2810 2nd – Catherine Donovan 2600
CANASTA – Table of 4 –
Feb. 10 – Mary Jean Steward, Lorraine Origer 31235
Feb. 16 – Frank Willard, Mary Jean Steward 27500
Table of 6 –
Feb. 14 – Donna Gabbert, Agnes Messner,Patty Lamp 37330
CRIBBAGE – Feb. 14 – Grace Thornton 721
DOMINOS – Mexican Train – Feb. 13 – Agnes Messner, Alice Talbert, Dick Topel, Mary Nelson, Catherine Donovan, Janie Maxwell, Red Tyler, Judy Mattingly, Ron Baker, Darlene Bryant, Paul Kumm, Grace Thornton Feb. 18 – Agnes Messner, Tom Anderson, Virginia Baker, Nancy Gonnerman, Donna Gabbert, Diana Ateah, Ann Johnson, Dianna Miller, Margaret Morrow, Dick Topel, Pat Olafson, Ruth Andrews, Denise Cheek
DUMMY RUMMY – Feb. 17 -
1st – Ray Miller 176 2nd - Mary Christianson 197
3rd – Tom Benson 232 4th – Sharon Sprague 237
EUCHRE – Feb. 13 - 1st – Chuck Kopsell, Del Telfor 40
2nd – Ann Baker, Dale Livingood 37
GOLF – Feb. 16 – Executive -
Men's Low – Bob Blank 35 2nd Low – Tom Benson 36
Feb. 15 – Tierra Santa -
Low – Mark Fisher 80 2nd – Neil Kommer 84
Feb. 17 – Treasure Hills -
Low – Mark Fisher 87 2nd – (tie) 88
Paul Sprague/ Neil Kommer
PINOCHLE – Single Deck – Feb. 17 -
1st – Jewel Kruckman 509 2nd – Ed Marcukaitis 496
SHUFFLING – Feb. 15 – Ron Henderson, Bruce Wells
Feb. 16 – Ron Henderson, Ross McAuley, Dick Topel
POKER – TEXAS HOLD 'EM - Feb. 17 – No report found ??
TIC – Feb. 14 -
1st – Ron Zoeller 128 2nd – Lois Henderson 131
3rd – Rex Rexroad 145 4th – Dale Norris 161
“There are 2 kinds of people in the world...those who wake up in the morning &; say, “Good morning, Lord” & those who wake up in the morning &; say, “Good Lord, it's morning.”
“A lady was mailing an old family Bible to her brother in another part of the country. “Is there anything breakable in there?” asked the postal clerk. “Only the 10 Commandments.” said the lady.
“Driving in Pennsylvania, a family caught up to an Amish buggy. The owner of the buggy obviously had a sense of humor. Attached to the back of his buggy was this printed sign...”Energy efficient vehicle..runs on oats & grass. Caution: Do not step in exhaust.”
“A minister waited in line to have his car filled with gas. The attendant worked quickly, but there were many cars ahead of him. Finally, the attendance motioned him toward a vacant pump. “Reverend,” said the young man, “I'm sorry about the delay. It seems as if everyone waits until the last minute to get ready for a long trip.” The minister chuckled, “I know what you mean. It's the same in my business.”
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